UA College of Engineering

Graduate studies in the College of Engineering

WE ARE COMMITTED to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Composed of the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, the College of Engineering was founded in 1914 and is the second oldest college at the University.

The current research focus of the College includes: gas turbine technology, filtration technology, nanotechnology, lightweight automobile research, aero-propulsion technology, catalysis, industrial controls, computational mechanics, smart materials, composites and civil structures, biochemical/bioprocess engineering, environmental bioengineering, transportation engineering and a variety of modeling and simulation issues of engineering problems. The graduate program is truly interdisciplinary in nature. Learn more.

Academic Programs

Prospective students apply directly to the department of interest.

Master of Science Degrees

The degrees of Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Master of Science in Engineering are offered. The M.S. in Engineering is intended for the student whose educational objectives cannot be met by the four departmental master of science programs or those who wish to specialize in biomedical engineering, polymer engineering, or engineering management.

Interested in a non-thesis option with evening courses? Learn about our Evening Master's in Engineering program.

Ph.D. Degrees


Evaluation Rubric for M.S. Engineering Report, January 2014
Evaluation Rubric for M.S. Thesis Defense Examination, January 2014
Evaluation Rubric for PhD Dissertation Defense Examination, January 2014

Admission and Support

The Graduate School oversees the admission procedure into the college. You can learn more about the admission process, requirements, tuition, and financial aid.

There are also resources available for outstanding prospective students to support their graduate education. Learn more...

Required GRE Scores

Official results of the analytical writing and quantitative portions of the GRE must be submitted. Please note that in no case may the Quantitative score for an applicant fall below 149 nor the Analytical Writing Score fall below 2.5. The GRE minimum requirements for admission into master and doctoral programs in the Department of Mechanical Engineering can be met by one of the four score combinations below:

Analytical Writing Score

Minimum Quantitative Score









The GRE requirement may be waived for students holding degrees from ABET accredited programs (with department approval).

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For more information

Additional information can be found in the Graduate Bulletin, or through the Graduate School.